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abandoned

adjective

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1 left unoccupied or unused
  • she consciously avoided walking past the abandoned house, with its broken windows and sagging porch

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2 showing no signs of being under control
  • wild, abandoned dancing that shocked the staid chaperones at the debutante ball

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abandoned

verb
past tense of abandon

Synonyms & Antonyms of abandoned (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to give (oneself) over to something especially unrestrainedly
  • more than ready to abandon himself to a life of complete idleness for the duration of his vacation

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2 to cause to remain behind
  • abandoned the group that he had been hiking with and struck out on his own

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3 to put an end to (something planned or previously agreed to)
  • the bad weather forced NASA to abandon the launch

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4 to stop doing (something) permanently
  • marriage customs that were abandoned decades ago

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The first known use of abandoned was in the 15th century

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“Abandoned.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/abandoned. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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